Laboratory Accreditation from AANEM!!!

Redding Spine and Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that it recently earned Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Laboratory Accreditation from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Joseph Purcell, DO, is the laboratory’s medical director.

EDX Laboratory Accreditation acknowledges laboratories for maintaining the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on AANEM’s professional standards. These standards evaluate diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care, such as:

  • Clinical staff qualifications and continuing education
  • Physical facilities
  • EDX equipment
  • protocols for performing EDX studies
  • Patient reports
  • Policies for ensuring the health and safety of every patient.

“We commend Dr. Joseph Purcell and Redding Spine and Sports Medicine for making the commitment to becoming accredited. Taking this step demonstrates their dedication to ensuring patients are receiving the best possible care,” said Shirlyn A. Adkins, JD, AANEM Executive Director.

What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also called Physiatry (fizz-eye-a-tree), is a medical specialty emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the muscles, bones and nerves. PM&R is one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Punctual, professional, educational and compassionate – a combination rarely found and appreciated!
John T., Satisfied Patient

Why should you see a rehabilitation physician?

The rehabilitation physician will make an accurate diagnosis, calculate the physical and emotional barriers to recovery and develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan to optimize your performance. Most musculoskeletal conditions do not require surgery, but if surgery is required, the rehabilitation physician can determine the type and timing of the surgery required and make the appropriate referral to the best surgeon to perform the surgery necessary.

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